Very few cases go to trial. More and more, cases are being resolved in alterative forums, like mediations and arbitrations. Drake’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Society is committed to helping students build real-life, practical skills in mediation. Not only are these skills essential to a successful litigation practice, they also allow students to compete nationally on Drake’s mediation teams.
The mediation team regularly participates in clinics in which top national mediators and arbitrators discuss and demonstrate practical tactics to help students resolve disputes more effectively. The team is also a national force, successfully competing around the nation against other top law schools.